Environmentally friendly cars are always a hit when it comes to the “Japan Car of the Year ” award, so it’s no wonder that the Honda Fit Hybrid brings home the award.
The Fit Hybrid won over a panel of journalists and industry professionals with its excellent small car packaging and performance, especially with its dual-clutch hybrid drive train.
Using a 1.5L atkinson cycle engine and lithium ion battery, the Honda Fit Hybrid features the highest fuel economy rating of any car in Japan. Netting 85.6 mpg, the Fit Hybrid proved to be both fuel and environmentally friendly.
This marks the 12th time that Honda has taken home the Japan Car of the Year award, with the sporty CR-Z Hybrid winning most recently in 2010.